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Summary

Whereas the Netherlands belongs to the top group of countries in terms of skill levels, it performs less well in making effective use of these skills in the labour market.

Key facts:

  • The Netherland’s employment rate was 76.5% in 2013 – lower than the national 2020 target of 80% but above the EU-28 2020 target of 75%.
  • Most job openings until 2018 will be due to workers leaving the workforce and not economic growth. Among the few industries which are expected to grow are the healthcare sector, the wholesale business and the construction sector.
  • School leavers will have moderate labour market perspectives. As many as 33% of the employers will face difficulties fulfilling their labour demand, especially with respect to medical, pedagogical and care and service occupations.
  • Whereas the Netherlands belongs to the top group of countries in terms of skill levels, it performs less well in making effective use of these skills in the labour market.

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